Global Hebrew & Jewish Music: Traditional. Original

Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Jewish

So what is the secret of Yamma that catches so easily the ear of thousands of listeners all over the globe? The music is rare, esoteric, niche and played with ancient instruments (duduk, ney, kopuz, oud, shofar) and creates the feeling of ancient times, strong sense of spiritual heritage & tradition although the materials are sometimes original and contemporary.

The sound, the performance, the selection of the music materials and the moving arrangements took this music far beyond any expectation
 of the ensemble members. Without special plans, the ensemble became global and international, yet managed to remain authentic, local and loyal to the region in which it developed and was born.

Main focus | The magical Hebrew language:

Hebrew language receives a place of honor in all its layers and periods.
It’s the only living Canaanite language left and the only truly successful example of a revived dead language.  

It survived 3000 years into the medieval period as the language of Jewish liturgy, rabbinic literature intra- Jewish commerce, and poetry.
In the 19th century, it was revived as a spoken and literary language. 
It is alive and kicking even in the twenty-first century.

Jewish Music of various communities around the world

In addition to this unique art and Hebrew focusing, Yamma also performs the traditional music and hidden materials of the various Jewish diasporas their parents and grandparent came from. 
Songs of the Jewish communities from Yemen, Babylon, and Sepharad, as well as Hasidic music with the fascinating forms and rhythms that have been preserved by generations of Jewish traditions.
These videos present traditional Jewish music from the communities that used to live in Turkey, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Greece, Iraq.

Psalm 104
Jewish community in Babylon

Kondja mia
Jewish community in Istanbul 

Atem Shalom
Jewish community in Bukhara

Sien Drachmas
Jewish community in Thessaaloniki

Sapri Tama
Jewish community in Yemen

From your place
Hasidic jewish community

The instruments we play

The instruments we play are ancient, delicate, handmade instruments.
These Instruments were here thousands of years ago played by our ancestors in biblical times, throughout the human history. their sounds takes us far back to our roots, to authentic musical traditions of the exotic and appealing Middle East.  duduk, shofar, kopuz, ney, tof miriam, darbouka

click on images below for a short introduction.